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Academic Information: - top


What is Music?  top

The Music Department’s Bachelor of Arts Program, accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music since 2006, presents the study of music as an integral part of a liberal arts education. Working closely with other departments in the University’s nationally acclaimed Fulton School of Liberal Arts, the Music Department provides a wealth of musical opportunities for students of any major.

We strive to offer a diverse undergraduate program that enables students to grow as musicians. Our uniquely designed curriculum includes opportunities to study and perform music, not only within the European Classical tradition, but also in distinctively American genres such as Jazz, rock and pop, as well as music from other cultures.


Career Information  -  top


Possible/Typical Job Titles -  top

Music Technology

  • Audio Producer
  • Audio Engineer
    • Studio
    • Film
    • Television
    • Video
    • Internet
    • Radio
  • Mastering Engineer
  • Audio Technician
  • Recording Studio Technology Specialist
  • Live Sound Engineer
  • Sound Designer
  • Sound Editor
  • Synthesizer Programmer
  • Multimedia Producer
  • Multimedia Designer
  • Film/Media Composer
  • Music Technology Sales
  • Music Technology Marketing
  • Educational Music Technology specialist
  • Music Lab Manager
  • Music Lab Technician
  • Production Assistant

Performance

  • Studio musician
  • Recording technician
  • Church music director
  • Military musician
  • Conductor*
  • Composer
  • Artist-in-residence
  • Arranger

Business/Industry

  • Music/equipment salesperson
  • Media director
  • Uniform salesperson
  • Music store manager
  • Instrument technician
  • Booking Agent
  • Electronics technician
  • Background music designer
  • Instrument manufacturer
  • Copyright attorney*
  • Publicist
  • Music editor/publisher

Education/Communication

  • Teacher -Secondary or elementary
  • Professor*
  • Music critic
  • Arts columnist
  • Museum staff member
  • Musicologist*
  • Music librarian*
  • Curriculum designer*
  • Media consultant
  • Audio technician*
  • Private Studio

Human Services/Management

  • Music therapist*
  • City cultural events planner
  • Orchestra manager*
  • Group travel planner/tour manager*
  • Camp manager*
  • Community arts center director
  • Talent recruiter
  • Disc/video jockey
  • Performance center manager
  • Audiologist

Other

  • Performer/Entertainer
  • Music technician
  • Disc jockey
  • Concert soloist
  • Conductor/Director
  • Recording artist
  • Music librarian
  • Studio Arranger
  • Music/dance teacher
  • Arranger/orchestration
  • Jingle writer, advertising
  • Piano technician
  • Music arranger-manager
  • Copyrights
  • Lyricist
  • Music reporter, newspaper
  • Music video producer
  • Music critic
  • Musical instrument builder
  • Music historian
  • Musical creator
  • Music copyist
  • Orchestra
  • Musical theater
  • Composer
  • Music group road manager
  • Songwriter
  • Music recording engineer
  • Music manager
  • Music teacher
  • Salesperson/musical instrument
  • Accompanist
  • Actor/Actress
  • Advertising Executive
  • Announcer
  • Arts Management
  • Chamber Musician
  • Composer/Arranger
  • Computer Programmer
  • Conductor
  • Consultant
  • Counselor
  • Fundraiser
  • Jazz/Pop Musician
  • Journalist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Sales Manager
  • Studio Musician
  • Symphonic Musician

*Denotes need for additional education.


Typical Places of Employment - top

  • Colleges and schools
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Symphony/orchestra
  • Film companies
  • Public service organizations
  • Government agencies
  • Television/radio
  • Libraries
  • Churches
  • Historical societies
  • Musical theaters
  • Motion picture companies
  • Record companies
  • Magazines
  • Retail (music-related business)
  • Advertising
  • Music publishers

Required Skills and Abilities  -  top

  • Composing, writing
  • Playing musical instruments
  • Working independently
  • Performing
  • Humbleness
  • Physical stamina
  • Versatility
  • Good stage presence
  • Poise
  • Teaching abilities
  • Performance techniques
  • Ability to use various sound equipment
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Ability to keep audience's interests
  • Networking & self-promotion
  • Teaching singing/music
  • Rehearsing
  • Improvising
  • Creativity
  • Ability to read and write music
  • Singing/instrumental talents
  • Entertaining skills
  • Communication skills
  • Perseverance
  • Observation skills
  • Self-discipline
  • Basic reading, writing, editing skills

Alumni Resources  -  top

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

-Stacey Hiltner - Frederick, MD 21702 - Frederick County Public Schools - Assistant Principal
-Michael Tabb - Salisbury, MD 21811 - Mid-South Audio - Sound Tech


Related Links: Further Explore this Career Field - top

Professional Associations:

Acoustical Society of America

All Star Radio

American Music Therapy Association

Musicologists' WWW Sites

Chorus America - includes job listings and membership details

Music Library Association

Music Educators National Conference (MENC)

MENC: Early Childhood Special Interest Research Group

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